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Re: Mounted Rifles Volunteer

From: Bryn Dolan   bdolan@anzacs.org
Date: 9/5/2001
Time: 9:23:31 AM
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Brett, Some of the pre-WW1 militia and CMF units were affiliated with Scottish regiments, and were often referred to as 'Scottish Rifles', 'Scottish Infantry', etc. The uniforms were entirely Scottish, and many of the men were of Scottish descent. Even at Gallipoli, some of the men from the 'Scottish compnay' of the 5th (Victoria) Battalion, were wearing their glengarries. Some examples of these units are: 25th Infantry (A.I.R. - Australian Infantry Reiment, CMF) (allied with the Black Watch (royal Highlanders)), HQ in Sydney. Victorian Scottish Regiment (Militia - disbanded at time of introduction of compulsory military service). South Australia Scottish Rifles (as above).

B Dolan

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